Cube, Dre, Eazy-E and the crew are headed to FX. Straight Outta Compton expressed itself with a $60M domestic bow, the fifth-best ever in August, and now it has a commercial TV home at FX Networks. The N.W.A biopic will air on its group of channels — FX, FXX, FXM and VOD platform FXNow.
The company has made a habit of gobbling up box office hits in the past two years. FX retained the services of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation two weeks ago and before that grabbed Minions, Jurassic World and Furious 7. FX Networks this year also has also licensed Trainwreck, Spy, Pixels, Terminator: Genisys, Ted 2, Pitch Perfect 2, Taken 3, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Home. And in 2014, FX nailed down rights to two-thirds of the films that grossed more than $100 million at the domestic box office.